Top Five Cancers by Age

Incidence of the Five Most Common Cancers in 2015 (Age 0-19)

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Leukaemia 49 38.9%
2 Lymphoma 15 11.9%
3 Germ-cell and gonadal tumors 13 10.3%
3 Carcinomas and epithelial neoplasms 13 10.3%
5 Brain and spinal tumors 9 7.1%
5 Soft tissue sarcoma 9 7.1%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
126 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Carcinomas and epithelial neoplasms 18 27.7%
2 Leukaemia 16 24.6%
3 Lymphoma 8 12.3%
3 Germ-cell and gonadal tumors 8 12.3%
5 Brain and spinal tumors 5 7.7%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
65 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Nasopharynx 124 16.8%
2 Colorectum 87 11.8%
3 Lung 56 7.6%
3 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 56 7.6%
5 Liver 51 6.9%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
740 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Breast 648 34.7%
2 Thyroid 242 13.0%
3 Cervix 143 7.7%
4 Ovary etc. 132 7.1%
5 Corpus uteri 122 6.5%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
1,866 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Colorectum 1,028 19.3%
2 Lung 904 17.0%
3 Liver 621 11.7%
4 Prostate 414 7.8%
5 Nasopharynx 372 7.0%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
5,313 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Breast 2,206 33.7%
2 Colorectum 725 11.1%
3 Corpus uteri 671 10.3%
4 Lung 654 10.0%
5 Ovary etc. 336 5.1%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
6,542 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Lung 891 20.9%
2 Colorectum 794 18.6%
3 Prostate 721 16.9%
4 Liver 353 8.3%
5 Stomach 207 4.9%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
4,264 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Breast 561 22.4%
2 Colorectum 429 17.1%
3 Lung 397 15.9%
4 Liver 119 4.8%
5 Corpus uteri 116 4.6%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
2,502 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Lung 1,077 21.9%
2 Colorectum 980 19.9%
3 Prostate 694 14.1%
4 Liver 330 6.7%
5 Stomach 273 5.5%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
4,929 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Colorectum 888 22.4%
2 Lung 712 17.9%
3 Breast 485 12.2%
4 Non-melanoma skin 252 6.3%
5 Liver 193 4.9%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
3,971 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Leukaemia 31 28.2%
2 Lymphoma 16 14.5%
3 Brain and spinal tumors 14 12.7%
4 Germ-cell and gonadal tumors 10 9.1%
5 Sympathetic nervous system tumor 8 7.3%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
110 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Carcinomas and epithelial neoplasms 21 24.4%
2 Brain and spinal tumors 14 16.3%
3 Lymphoma 12 14.0%
4 Leukaemia 11 12.8%
5 Germ-cell and gonadal tumors 8 9.3%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
86 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Nasopharynx 131 16.0%
2 Colorectum 112 13.7%
3 Liver 69 8.4%
4 Testis 60 7.3%
5 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 55 6.7%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
818 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Breast 663 35.2%
2 Thyroid 230 12.2%
3 Ovary etc. 143 7.6%
4 Corpus uteri 141 7.5%
5 Cervix 126 6.7%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
1,882 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Colorectum 989 18.5%
2 Lung 945 17.7%
3 Liver 644 12.0%
4 Prostate 396 7.4%
5 Nasopharynx 361 6.8%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
5,345 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Breast 2,241 34.2%
2 Colorectum 741 11.3%
3 Corpus uteri 698 10.7%
4 Lung 591 9.0%
5 Ovary etc. 321 4.9%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
6,549 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Lung 872 22.1%
2 Colorectum 748 19.0%
3 Prostate 662 16.8%
4 Liver 341 8.7%
5 Stomach 192 4.9%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
3,942 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Breast 515 22.6%
2 Colorectum 404 17.7%
3 Lung 364 16.0%
4 Liver 117 5.1%
5 Corpus uteri 100 4.4%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
2,281 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Lung 1,143 23.4%
2 Colorectum 1,012 20.7%
3 Prostate 649 13.3%
4 Liver 312 6.4%
5 Stomach 281 5.8%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
4,886 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Colorectum 853 22.9%
2 Lung 637 17.1%
3 Breast 448 12.0%
4 Non-melanoma skin 233 6.3%
5 Liver 213 5.7%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
3,718 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Leukaemia 40 33.1%
2 Lymphoma 17 14.0%
3 Germ-cell and gonadal tumors 13 10.7%
4 Carcinomas and epithelial neoplasms 11 9.1%
5 Brain and spinal tumors 9 7.4%
5 Sympathetic nervous system tumor 9 7.4%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
121 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Leukaemia 25 22.1%
2 Germ-cell and gonadal tumors 18 15.9%
3 Carcinomas and epithelial neoplasms 15 13.3%
4 Brain and spinal tumors 12 10.6%
5 Sympathetic nervous system tumor 11 9.7%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
113 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Nasopharynx 152 18.6%
2 Colorectum 115 14.1%
3 Liver 64 7.8%
4 Lung 55 6.7%
5 Testis 54 6.6%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
818 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Breast 631 35.5%
2 Thyroid 232 13.1%
3 Ovary etc. 140 7.9%
4 Cervix 131 7.4%
5 Colorectum 100 5.6%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
1,776 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Colorectum 1,008 18.6%
2 Lung 953 17.6%
3 Liver 698 12.9%
4 Nasopharynx 381 7.0%
5 Prostate 368 6.8%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
5,425 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Breast 2,057 33.6%
2 Corpus uteri 678 11.1%
3 Colorectum 671 10.9%
4 Lung 560 9.1%
5 Ovary etc. 288 4.7%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
6,129 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Lung 856 22.7%
2 Colorectum 692 18.4%
3 Prostate 622 16.5%
4 Liver 343 9.1%
5 Stomach 172 4.6%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
3,770 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Colorectum 420 19.9%
2 Breast 399 18.9%
3 Lung 316 14.9%
4 Liver 123 5.8%
5 Corpus uteri 95 4.5%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
2,115 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Lung 1,130 23.6%
2 Colorectum 921 19.3%
3 Prostate 660 13.8%
4 Liver 296 6.2%
5 Stomach 273 5.7%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
4,780 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Colorectum 841 21.6%
2 Lung 689 17.7%
3 Breast 437 11.2%
4 Non-melanoma skin 264 6.8%
5 Stomach 180 4.6%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
3,889 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Leukaemia 26 24.5%
2 Lymphoma 16 15.1%
2 Brain and spinal tumors 16 15.1%
4 Germ-cell and gonadal tumors 11 10.4%
5 Sympathetic nervous system tumor 8 7.5%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
106 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Leukaemia 27 30.3%
2 Germ-cell and gonadal tumors 15 16.9%
3 Carcinomas and epithelial neoplasms 11 12.4%
4 Malignant bone tumor 8 9.0%
5 Brain and spinal tumors 7 7.9%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
89 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Nasopharynx 130 17.0%
2 Colorectum 84 11.0%
3 Liver 69 9.0%
4 Lung 58 7.6%
5 Testis 50 6.5%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
764 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Breast 651 36.1%
2 Thyroid 204 11.3%
3 Ovary etc. 153 8.5%
4 Cervix 142 7.9%
5 Colorectum 105 5.8%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
1,803 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Lung 894 17.9%
2 Colorectum 880 17.6%
3 Liver 654 13.1%
4 Nasopharynx 370 7.4%
5 Prostate 323 6.5%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
5,006 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Breast 2,035 35.0%
2 Colorectum 659 11.3%
3 Corpus uteri 567 9.8%
4 Lung 566 9.7%
5 Ovary etc. 286 4.9%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
5,807 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Lung 826 22.4%
2 Colorectum 679 18.4%
3 Prostate 628 17.0%
4 Liver 332 9.0%
5 Stomach 170 4.6%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
3,694 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Breast 415 20.5%
2 Colorectum 378 18.6%
3 Lung 321 15.8%
4 Liver 98 4.8%
5 Non-melanoma skin 89 4.4%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
2,027 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Lung 1,162 24.7%
2 Colorectum 921 19.6%
3 Prostate 678 14.4%
4 Liver 307 6.5%
5 Stomach 241 5.1%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
4,697 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Colorectum 856 22.2%
2 Lung 733 19.0%
3 Breast 407 10.6%
4 Non-melanoma skin 244 6.3%
5 Stomach 197 5.1%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
3,855 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Leukaemia 36 37.1%
2 Brain and spinal tumors 12 12.4%
3 Soft tissue sarcoma 8 8.2%
4 Lymphoma 7 7.2%
5 Germ-cell and gonadal tumors 6 6.2%
5 Liver tumor 6 6.2%
5 Sympathetic nervous system tumor 6 6.2%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
97 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Leukaemia 24 25.3%
2 Carcinomas and epithelial neoplasms 18 18.9%
3 Brain and spinal tumors 16 16.8%
4 Germ-cell and gonadal tumors 12 12.6%
5 Lymphoma 11 11.6%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
95 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Nasopharynx 141 19.3%
2 Liver 85 11.6%
3 Colorectum 74 10.1%
4 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 47 6.4%
5 Testis 45 6.1%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
732 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Breast 626 35.4%
2 Thyroid 198 11.2%
3 Ovary etc. 136 7.7%
4 Cervix 120 6.8%
5 Corpus uteri 97 5.5%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
1,768 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Lung 934 18.1%
2 Colorectum 927 17.9%
3 Liver 694 13.4%
4 Prostate 377 7.3%
5 Nasopharynx 375 7.2%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
5,173 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Breast 1,975 35.2%
2 Colorectum 649 11.6%
3 Lung 532 9.5%
4 Corpus uteri 472 8.4%
5 Thyroid 272 4.9%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
5,608 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Lung 766 22.5%
2 Prostate 621 18.3%
3 Colorectum 601 17.7%
4 Liver 306 9.0%
5 Stomach 159 4.7%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
3,399 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Breast 395 20.7%
2 Colorectum 349 18.3%
3 Lung 301 15.8%
4 Liver 110 5.8%
5 Stomach 62 3.3%
5 Pancreas 62 3.3%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
1,904 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Lung 1,115 24.1%
2 Colorectum 932 20.2%
3 Prostate 644 13.9%
4 Liver 308 6.7%
5 Stomach 266 5.8%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
4,622 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Colorectum 822 22.8%
2 Lung 643 17.9%
3 Breast 423 11.8%
4 Liver 202 5.6%
5 Non-melanoma skin 192 5.3%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
3,598 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Leukaemia 39 36.8%
2 Germ-cell and gonadal tumors 15 14.2%
3 Brain and spinal tumors 12 11.3%
4 Lymphoma 10 9.4%
4 Soft tissue sarcoma 10 9.4%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
106 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Leukaemia 26 28.3%
2 Carcinomas and epithelial neoplasms 12 13.0%
3 Germ-cell and gonadal tumors 11 12.0%
4 Brain and spinal tumors 10 10.9%
5 Lymphoma 9 9.8%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
92 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Nasopharynx 162 19.9%
2 Colorectum 102 12.5%
3 Liver 78 9.6%
4 Lung 62 7.6%
5 Testis 51 6.3%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
813 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Breast 603 36.3%
2 Thyroid 180 10.8%
3 Ovary etc. 131 7.9%
4 Cervix 110 6.6%
5 Corpus uteri 96 5.8%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
1,662 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Lung 891 18.3%
2 Colorectum 838 17.2%
3 Liver 711 14.6%
4 Nasopharynx 372 7.7%
5 Prostate 297 6.1%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
4,860 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Breast 1,709 32.8%
2 Colorectum 581 11.2%
3 Lung 514 9.9%
4 Corpus uteri 494 9.5%
5 Thyroid 249 4.8%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
5,209 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Lung 848 23.7%
2 Colorectum 627 17.5%
3 Prostate 599 16.7%
4 Liver 305 8.5%
5 Stomach 161 4.5%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
3,583 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Colorectum 383 20.7%
2 Lung 321 17.4%
3 Breast 308 16.7%
4 Liver 111 6.0%
5 Stomach 89 4.8%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
1,848 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Lung 1,114 24.5%
2 Colorectum 925 20.4%
3 Prostate 595 13.1%
4 Liver 304 6.7%
5 Stomach 278 6.1%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
4,539 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Colorectum 834 22.7%
2 Lung 673 18.3%
3 Breast 394 10.7%
4 Non-melanoma skin 229 6.2%
5 Liver 187 5.1%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
3,678 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Leukaemia 31 28.4%
2 Brain and spinal tumors 24 22.0%
3 Lymphoma 14 12.8%
4 Germ-cell and gonadal tumors 11 10.1%
5 Carcinomas and epithelial neoplasms 8 7.3%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
109 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Leukaemia 17 21.3%
2 Carcinomas and epithelial neoplasms 12 15.0%
3 Lymphoma 11 13.8%
3 Germ-cell and gonadal tumors 11 13.8%
5 Brain and spinal tumors 10 12.5%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
80 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Nasopharynx 168 20.8%
2 Colorectum 92 11.4%
3 Liver 87 10.8%
4 Lung 57 7.1%
5 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 48 5.9%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
808 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Breast 596 34.6%
2 Thyroid 202 11.7%
3 Ovary etc. 134 7.8%
4 Cervix 132 7.7%
5 Corpus uteri 93 5.4%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
1,725 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Lung 839 18.0%
2 Colorectum 779 16.7%
3 Liver 695 14.9%
4 Nasopharynx 390 8.4%
5 Prostate 279 6.0%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
4,657 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Breast 1,676 33.8%
2 Colorectum 591 11.9%
3 Lung 470 9.5%
4 Corpus uteri 434 8.8%
5 Thyroid 242 4.9%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
4,959 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Lung 819 22.4%
2 Colorectum 686 18.7%
3 Prostate 594 16.2%
4 Liver 323 8.8%
5 Stomach 175 4.8%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
3,664 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Colorectum 405 21.7%
2 Lung 306 16.4%
3 Breast 304 16.3%
4 Liver 104 5.6%
5 Corpus uteri 74 4.0%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
1,870 100.0%

Male

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Lung 1,133 25.5%
2 Colorectum 848 19.1%
3 Prostate 610 13.7%
4 Liver 278 6.3%
4 Stomach 278 6.3%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
4,442 100.0%

Female

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq.
1 Colorectum 848 23.2%
2 Lung 682 18.6%
3 Breast 369 10.1%
4 Non-melanoma skin 219 6.0%
5 Liver 190 5.2%
All Sites
(Include other sites not listed above)
3,662 100.0%
Note: Cases with unknown age are not included in the above tables.
The classification of cancers in children and adolescents (0-19 years) is based on the morphology groups according to the "International Classification for Childhood Cancer 1996, IARC Techincal Repart No. 29: Lyon, 1996.", rather than the site of the tumor.